Research internship opportunity: Enabling the disabled, Sri Lanka


Posted on July 30, 2019  /  0 Comments

Deadline for applications: Monday, 12th of August 2019

We have a research internship opportunity open on our qualitative research project on persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Sri Lanka.

The research will be similar to our work on PWDs in Nepal.

If you are:

  • Interested in learning qualitative research methodology
  • Sensitive to PWD research ethics
  • Willing to travel within Sri Lanka for data collection
  • Able to undertake thorough literature reviews
  • Fluent in written and spoken English AND:
    • Fluent in written and spoken Sinhala OR
    • Fluent in written and spoken Tamil

We want you to: 

  • Review the literature on persons with disabilities (PWDs) and assistive technologies
  • Collect qualitative data through focus group discussions, focus ethnographic studies, in-depth interviews and key informant interviews in Sri Lanka
  • Transcribe and translate (from Sinhala to English and Tamil to English)
  • Write a working paper that synthesizes the analysed data

Within a time-frame of three (3) months

Note: This position involves travel within Sri Lanka for data collection

What’s in it for you:

  • Transport, accommodation and other expenses related to fieldwork covered by LIRNEasia
  • Nominal monthly allowance
  • Engage in actual research that impacts policy change
  • Be part of a team with years of international experience in quantitative and qualitative research in the Asia Pacific

Application Instructions:

  1. Submit your CV with a brief statement of interest at our Careers page
  2. Copy-paste ‘Intern – PWD research, Sri Lanka’ into the “Post Applied For” box

Preference will be given to those currently enrolled in or graduated from a bachelor’s degree program in the social sciences or a related area

Deadline for applications: Monday, 12th of August 2019

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